JJ Semple has worked as a film editor for NBC with TV producers Stuart Schulberg and Ted Yates, and he edited "Assassin," an independent feature film, for Rod Bradley's Streetlight Productions. In the 1970s and 80s he lived in France, where he directed his own training school, Arazon, a company that prepared managers for negotiation and problem solving. After attending a French business school, he established a subsidiary of UNILOG, a leading French software company, in the US. He returned to Paris to work for Apple Computer Europe, designing multimedia programs. He also taught a multimedia course at the American University in Paris. It was during this period that he began writing feature screenplays. His screenplay, "Everyone Wants to Make Movies" (co-written with Mark Richardson) won the Telluride award in 1997, and their screenplay "Little Dan" won first place at the Telluride Independent Film Festival in 2000. Semple's formal education includes studying English Literature at the University of Pennsylvania and George Washington University, and a master's degree in marketing from Hauts Etudes de Commerce in Paris. His personal education involves yogic practices and spiritual exploration, inspired by a wide variety of teachers, writers and philosophers, including Gopi Krishna, Milarepa, and Lao Tse. However, his worldly accomplishments pale beside his thirty years of investigating workable methods for activating the Kundalini. JJ Semple is one of the foremost authorities on the activation and application of Kundalini. Deciphering the Golden Flower One Secret at a Time, a companion piece to The Secret of the Golden Flower, is his first nonfiction work. It describes how he was able to unlock the sacred book's secret meditation techniques, allowing him to activate Kundalini in a benign, permanent, scientifically controlled fashion. The Backward-Flowing Method: The Secret of Life and Death outlines the cosmology for perfecting life on earth as well as preparing for the inevitable--death and takes a fresh look at The Tibetan Book of the Dead. It includes a chapter on Addiction and proposes a revolutionary means of fighting it.
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